Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Dabbling Wednesday

Today I did some simple weaving. I had found this YouTube video from Craft about weaving using wool and index cards:

It was very simple, and as you can probably see from the pic I learned a lot.

For the first few inches I was just passing the weft yarn (green one) back and forth, only tightening it every few rows (are they called rows in weaving?). Then I realized it looked much better after pushing down and tightening the stitches after every row. I also found out that the piece will get wider if the index card that's holding the warp stitches is left stationary, so I started to move the index card back after each inch or so for a more even width. I also found out that the stitches looked funky if the warp yarn wasn't kept very taut.

The yarn I used is some nice Artesano alpaca yarn called inca cloud. I'm very curious to see what it looks like felted... But that will have to wait for another day. It's too late to run the washing machine now, plus it feels like I might be getting a cold! So I should get an early night's rest. Night night.


  1. I'm really impressed with all your various explorations...inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Aww. Thanks for reading and commenting!